Porridge with Almonds & Cinnamon

Porridge with Almonds & Cinnamon is a perfect breakfast for supporting health specifically when managing blood sugar and diabetes. Oats contain a soluble fibre called Beta Glucan which slows down food transit in the intestines so that food takes longer for the body to digest. Slower digestion means the body doesn’t absorb sugar as quickly so you don’t get a blood sugar spike.

Denise Monk

Recipe by Denise Monk
Serves - 1
Prep. Time - 5 min
Cooking Time - 10 min


  • 40g rolled oats
  • 200-250ml whole milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • A handful of toasted almonds


  • Toast the almonds in a small dry, nonstick frying pan
  • Heat for 3-4 mins, stirring occasionally, ensuring they don’t burn. This will release the flavor. Set aside until ready, use either whole or chopped into small pieces
  • Place the oats and milk into a saucepan with the pinch of salt
  • Stir the oats on medium heat, bring to a steady simmer, 5-6 mins stirring often to create a creamy porridge
  • Add the cinnamon just before the end. If you like a runnier porridge, add a splash more milk. Spoon into a bowl
  • Serve with the toasted almonds sprinkled on top

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